African Elephants – Part 2 (Wildlife Vet Online)

(3 customer reviews)


3.5 hours | 17 lessons | Intermediate | Veterinary Students | Dr Peter Rogers (BVSc) | Wildlife Vet Online series

This mini-course, presented by Dr Peter Rogers (BVSc), is part of our Wildlife Vet Online series. It is ideal for students of veterinary science and other biosciences like ecology, zoology and wildlife conservation.

This course includes:

  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour extra resources
  • Full access while a member
  • Certificate of completion

What you’ll learn:

  • Comprehend scenarios and research of elephant
  • Comprehend best practices of elephant management
  • Learn about tried and tested veterinary medicine

Course Topics:

  • Tranquillisation
  • First Aid
  • Serious Injuries
  • Specialist Sedations
  • Calf Rearing
  • Case Study Scenario and Worksheet

Course Outcomes:

  • 3.5 hours of Clinical EMS, certified by Dr Rogers
  • Optional Extra Credits
  • Certificates (not for free membership plans)
  • Additional Resources and Downloads (not for free membership plans)


  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
  • An interest in veterinary medicine would be an advantage.
  • An interest in wildlife conservation would be an advantage.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals with passion for nature and the environment.
  • Students of veterinary medicine.
  • Professionals who want to gain knowledge about wildlife conservation / veterinary medicine.

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We help vet students get EMS credits without travelling, by presenting self-paced online courses in collaboration with wildlife veterinarians, ecologists, and game reserves in South Africa.

About your Teacher:

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Peter Rogers is considered one of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in the world. He specializes in the capture and veterinary care of some of South Africa’s most endangered species, including the southern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, African lion, Temminck’s ground pangolin, and many other species. Read more about his work here.

About Wildlife Vet Online:

These courses are designed to be online versions of selected wildlife medicine experiences available in South Africa. We’ve collaborated with projects to create a practical road trip in the form of the Wildlife Vet Experience, an exclusive package just for training vets and vet nurses that is both affordable and of high quality. It’s built around our principles of collaboration, credibility, and accessibility by connecting communities and exceptional projects and experts while not sacrificing some of the fantastic food and accommodation that South Africa has to offer. In this way, we’re able to provide both practical and theoretical instruction, covering veterinary treatment as well as sanctuary management and wildlife conservation.

Topics include:
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Identification and Tracking Techniques
  • Anti-Poaching
  • Antibiotics and Supportive Medication
  • Capture Equipment and Methods
  • Conservation and Wildlife Education in the Community
  • Game Reserve Management
  • Modern Conservation
  • Orphan Rearing
  • Parasites
  • Ranger and Vet Stories
  • Rhino Dehorning, poaching, etc.
  • Safety Practices
  • Sanctuaries, Rehabilitation, and Rescue Centres
  • Tranquilizers, Sedatives, and Opioids
  • Wildlife and Field Management

Other mini-courses in this category delve into the care and protection of cheetahs, African lions, Temminck’s ground pangolin, rhinos, wild dogs, and more.

About our learners:

“The course is so impressive and Dr Rogers’ videos are fantastic. Really good content with clear explanations. It’s a fantastic resource for those wanting to do wildlife medicine – it feels really valuable from a veterinary aspect.” ~ Nirvana, University of Edinburgh
“I want a pursue a career as a wildlife vet so feel that this course has been invaluable. I absolutely loved it!” ~ Chloe, Royal Veterinary College, London

3 reviews for African Elephants – Part 2 (Wildlife Vet Online)

  1. Madeline Lang (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Another amazing wildlife vet course. The course is set out beautifully and Dr Rogers knowledge is once again clearly seen. Multiple real stories allow you to immerse yourself into the cases.

  2. Layla Ruggles (verified owner)

    So happy that there was a part of African Elephants made!! Was great to learn more about snare wound treatment and work through so many case studies!! I particularly loved the focus on elephant calves, as my dream job would be to be a vet helping to rear orphan elephants!! One particular case I remember following on social media when it was happening, so it was fantastic to gain further insight into the veterinary side of how the vets treated that case!!

  3. Elli Verrocchi (verified owner)

    Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

    A great follow-up course for the African Elephants – with a significant focus on elephant calves (who wouldn’t want to see them!). Dr Rogers once again brought his wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront, lecturing on some very interesting cases on snares, wound care etc. I especially enjoyed the case scenario, allowing us to work through the case after all the knowledge we had learnt in the previous course. I 100% recommend Part 2 of this course, as it will help you apply everything you have learnt in this module and the previous part 1.

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